It goes without saying if you have and collect fashion dolls, part of the fun is changing their outfits, having them model, walk the runway, etc. It also goes without saying you may have dolls that sit around in the same outfit until you A) either buy new outfits or B) Run out of money and make your own! (I chose B OPTION) LOL...
My Barbie Basics Jade (please don't ask me what number she is- I just purchased her a few months ago at Walmart when the basics dolls went on sale) was needing a little more love- she is stunning with her skin tone and pastel colors look great on her.
Another project - was to create dresses and sweaters out of socks. I blame Vanessa of VansDollTreasures
for enabling me- and it is addicting! Ever since I saw her blog entries on this project I wanted to try it- and it is so much fun. I sat up last night creating this little number out of a onesie sock that was still in my drawer- and the dryer ate the other sock. I have some old favorite golf socks so my dolls may be getting some golf sweaters soon. I need some new ones, and as I haven't had time to play golf as much as I would like, these will look great as sweaters.
Another inspirational person is Julie's Doll Room Inventory on Flicker who has a flicker album on Repurposing old 'real' clothing she finds at thrift shops into fashion doll clothes- in my book, which equals some of the things doll clothing artisans come up with. She takes a sleeve and with casual draping, or basic sewing, makes an outfit that is not only in style but looks great on the doll! Awesomely amazing for those of us who dislike sewing and get tired of paying exhorbitant prices for decent clothing for our dolls. Julie's link to her amazing dioramas display is on the left under Victorian 1:6 scale links as well, so browse thru her albums, she is a master at repurposing items for her dioramas as well.
I hope to have some more photos to show you later, as this sock is also becoming a sleeveless hoodie as well as a cap! Enjoy the photos!~Lisa